September 22, 2023|By Doug Jacobs

In August 2023, a team of Hitachi Zosen (HZ) and NAC International team members toured the Fukushima Daiichi site to better understand areas in which HZ/NAC can provide TEPCO support for the continued decontamination and decommissioning efforts at the site.  The main purpose of the trip was to investigate and discuss the various challenges that TEPCO has with the spent fuel at the site.

TEPCO graciously extended an invitation, guided the HZ/NAC team around the various locations at the site, communicated about the progress achieved on the decontamination and decommissioning activities, and described the near-term and longer-term activities planned for the site and local area. 

“By having the opportunity to walk the site and see firsthand the significant work performed to date and witness the magnitude of tasks that lie ahead, we gained further appreciation of TEPCO’s commitment to completing the decontamination and decommissioning at the Fukushima Daiichi site. The professionalism and critical attention to detail of the TEPCO team we met with is further indication of that commitment,” said George Carver, NAC Vice President of Engineering and Support Services.

HZ/NAC wishes to thank TEPCO for the tremendous opportunity to witness firsthand the progress and ongoing activities at Fukushima Daiichi.

August 10, 2023|By Laura Piscetta

NAC International has moved its headquarters to a new location in the Atlanta suburb of Peachtree Corners, Georgia. The decision to relocate was made after careful consideration and planning to find a facility to better meet the evolving needs of the organization. While only a few miles from the previous location, the new office at 2 Sun Court in Peachtree Corners offers better accommodations for NAC to provide its nuclear fuel cycle technology and consulting solutions to its customers in the U.S. and worldwide and a larger space with opportunity for more growth.

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May 18, 2023|By Juan Subiry

NAC’s OPTIMUS-L Expected to Transport HALEU in Early 2024

NAC International, a leading supplier of transportation, storage, and consulting solutions for the nuclear energy industry, has been selected to become a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) High-Assay Low-Enriched Uranium Fuel (HALEU) Consortium. The HALEU Consortium was created to provide DOE with insights and advice on securing a domestic supply of HALEU, the fuel used by many next-generation nuclear plant and fuel designs.

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May 8, 2023|By Ellen O'Shea
NAC International is pleased to present its versatile OPTIMUS-L transport solution in action.

In this timelapse video, we can follow the simple procedure workers use to open an OPTIMUS-L package, remove materials inside for disposal, and close the package ready for transport.

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May 2, 2023|By Ellen O'Shea

NAC International sponsored and attended the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Used Fuel Management Conference April 25-27, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Incorporating the risk/reward spirit of Las Vegas, NAC presented an overview of the company’s capabilities and activities, tailored to the interests of owners, stakeholders, and regulators of used nuclear fuel, entitled: “NAC International – Our Clients Win at HI-LO”. 

February 14, 2023|By Doug Jacobs

Representatives of Doosan Enerbility visited NAC International’s office in Peachtree Corners, GA January 17-18, 2023, to celebrate the effective date of Amendment 10 to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Certificate of Compliance (CoC) 72-1031 for NAC’s MAGNASTOR® ultra-high capacity storage system for spent nuclear fuel. 

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January 9, 2023|By Ellen O'Shea

Dr. Tito Bonano is one of the experts affiliated with NAC’s network of nuclear industry consultants; find out more here.

It’s hard to imagine taking on an issue of global significance like radioactive waste disposal from a modest home in suburban Albuquerque, New Mexico, but that’s exactly what Tito Bonano has done. He lives and works as a consultant there, following a career at Sandia National Laboratories where he played a key role in U.S. efforts to address the country’s radioactive waste challenge. But for Bonano, this wasn’t just a job; it was a passion – one that changed the direction of his life, and one that still spurs him on today.

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November 3, 2022|By Ellen O'Shea

In an advertorial in the September issue of Nuclear Engineering International, NAC International took time to explain the utility of its OPTIMUS packaging system, including its potential uses for important new high assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuels, used in most advanced reactors.

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October 31, 2022|By Ellen O'Shea

Hitachi Zosen Corporation, parent company of NAC International Inc., and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) established a joint venture (JV) for production of used fuel storage and transportation cask systems.

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October 6, 2022|By Ellen O'Shea

NAC International was proud to provide sponsorship support for the 42nd Annual International Meeting on Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors (RERTR), held this week in Vienna, Austria on Oct. 3-5, 2022.  This program develops technology necessary to enable the conversion of civilian facilities using high enriched uranium (HEU) to low enriched uranium (LEU) fuels and targets and has been responsible for the safe removal and repatriation of over 7,000 kg of weapons-grade HEU material since its inception in 1978. The RERTR meeting is organized by the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.